Last week, Omowunmi Akinnifesi honoured an august invitation by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State Mrs. Orelope Adefulire. The former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and Lagos Environmental Ambassador met with the Deputy Governor in her office. The visit was in continuation of Omowunmi's work to bring women, especially younger women in Lagos State, in touch with opportunities for self-development and empowerment, which has been a focus of her work since 2008. The Deputy Governor was visibly gladdened by Ms. Akinnifesi's visit, noting her "passion and resilience for women, as well as a track record of capacity to empower and encourage young up and coming women in the state and in Nigeria as a whole." She reaffirmed her commitment and will to support Omowunmi's projects, and outlined areas of immediate and mid-term collaboration. The Deputy Governor thanked Ms. Akinnifesi for her time and her visit, after which photographs were taken, and collaborations are now actively on-going between Omowunmi Akinnifesi and the office of her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Empress Njamah, Waje, Queen Nwokonye, Chika Ike and Goldie were also bridesmaids
After much have been said and done Actress Mercy Johnson finally married Prince Odianose Okojie today in Lagos at the Christ Embassy Church. The reception held at the 10th Degrees Event Centre. Here is wishing the couple a happy married life. And to Lovely Okojie, a man who still needs you won’t walk another lady down the aisle. God is your strength and may He help you take care of your kids and bring young own man your way.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wow, good times are indeed here for Pop act, Durella. He has not only gotten a new Record Label deal, he also moved in to Lekki, also spotting a Range Rover Jeep and has almost completed his third album, which will be released in a matter of weeks. And now concluding works on a song with Femi Kuti? You will agree with me that, the Pop star truly doesn’t need to climb on anyone’s image to get there, has things are getting better for him in the music industry. It is a fact that, Durella’s songs are always a delight, and now pinching tents with Femi Kuti? We can’t wait to hear the song.
If reports reaching us are anything to go by, then Rapper Olamide and his management team, led by Toni Payne might have parted ways. Though one would have thought nothing might have come between them in this short while, but alas things are truly not right between the two parties as you read this. It has been said that, Olamide sometimes boycott Toni to attend some shows which he gets paid for without her knowledge. Well the show that might have led to the breakup of these two, is a show which was sponsored by Coca Cola, and Toni after instructing Olamide not to attend, did attended, only for her to find out from outsiders, which really made her angry, a source said. It will be recalled that, Toni Payne, didn’t only bring Olamide to the limelight, but was a major part of his success in the music industry and also to his album Rapsodi which was released in March 2011 and still doing well. The rapper has also received four nominations in the forthcoming Headies Awards which a lot of people have termed a major breakthrough for him.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi has lost his long time wife, Juliana, who died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH on Tuesday, 23rd of August. She had earlier returned from a medical trip abroad, shortly before her admission at LUTH.
Reacting to the death of his wife of 48 years, Evangelist Obey referred to the Bible which stated in Psalm 48:14: “For this God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even unto death”. However, a close family associate said Mrs. Juliana Obey-Fabiyi was a great emotional and psychological bedrock for her husband, particularly, in the earlier years of his successful music career, when he spent weeks away from home and subsequently in his evangelical works. Burial arrangements are yet to be announced by her family. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
I came across this short interview which Mercy’s mother, Mrs Elizabeth Johnson granted E 24/7 magazine, and I must say it’s a must read. Who is then saying the truth?
Madam, are you indeed Mercy Johnson's mother?
Yes I am. Mrs Elizabeth Johnson, mother of Mercy Johnson.
What are your plans towards her marriage amidst these controversies?
I don't have any plans now, God is our town planner, I put my trust in Him. He is the one that raised her to where she is today, before she met Odi God was aware, everything happening today are not unknown to Him. My belief is that if God assigns Odi of which I know He has done for her, as a husband, the gate of hell can't prevail over it. God that made their paths cross know their future, present and past, whosoever stands anywhere looking for the downfall of the innocent girl will face the battle of God.
Madam, did Odi inform you he was married as is generally reported in the media?
Odi isn't married, he told our family, that when he got to Italy, the lady was his girlfriend and she bore him a child, later, Lovely met a guy and followed him to Canada and she bore him that boy, the woman herself confirmed it. We are not aware of other things because Odi has said the truth and when we asked him how long they separated, he said for the past 5 years. Let us say the truth and let the devil be ashamed. I have told my daughter to let the will of God be done in her life. As for rumour mongers saying Mercy has scattered her home, she is the one who scattered her home because if she loves Odi she wouldn't have followed another man and even giving him a child, the man is late now, so they want to set my innocent daughter up and spoil her day of joy and I know God will never agree with them.
Why do you think this is a planned work to disrupt Mercy's wedding?
There are people who watch you without you knowing, out of all the children I have, Mercy is unique, I can never deny her anytime any day, she is gifted and God has used her to bring the family up, so if anybody is stepping on my joy, he or she will face the wrath of God because one stupid person who claims to be a man of God said in the newspapers that if her mother is reasonable enough she will make her cancel the wedding. The man is not a born-again because if he is and isn't deaf and blind, he would have asked how a woman who left her husband five years ago now shows up threatening with fire and brimstone, this definitely is a set up but as many as run their mouths against the Johnson's family will face the wrath of God because we are innocent.
Did you have any inkling at her inception or birth that she would be this famous?
No, we are Christians in our family, we hand our children to God and after that it is sealed up. It is God who made her what she is today, when she was young, she used to play and make a lot of people laugh, she is very free, that made us to know that she had a brighter future ahead, she was the head girl in secondary school, she always come first in sports, dress rehearsals so I see no reason why she shouldn't excel in her career. No evil hands or thought against Mercy can work; nobody can overcome her I Jesus name. (Father cuts in) I have been reading stories tarnishing our image, imagine somebody wrote that I said I have cancelled the wedding, when did I say so? We should have the fear of God in whatever we do. Like this Lovely of a person, if she is actually the wife of Odi and my daughter is struggling to take her away from her marriage, I will pray to God and tell my daughter not to go into another person's home but the truth is my daughter knew Odi in 2009, if Odi is so important to him why must he leave him for another man; now that the guy is dead now, she wants to come back saying somebody is snatching her husband from her, I can phone Odi's father and they will tell you they don't even know her.
There was also a report that Mercy has run away from home?
How can they say she has run away from home, I saw her this morning, we were together.
Madam, are you saying the wedding is still going on as planned?
God is a God of plans, He will bring out everything perfectly, we depend and look up to Him, we have put everything into his hands and nobody can change the plan of God
What would the party be like, is it going to be church affair or with some traditional touches?
In our area, we do traditional, court and church weddings. I did the three when I was getting married to her father; it is the same pattern that we will follow.
You don't attend the same church with mercy?
No we don't, we attend Pentecostal church, Mercy and her elder sister used to go to The Redeemed Christian of God before she started attending the Christ Embassy
What are her church plans for the wedding?
I don't have anything to do with the church cos we don't attend Christ Embassy; all I know is that God says her marriage will stand. Mercy is not the first person people will plan evil against. Our God is a God of battle. She has never soiled her hands in anything devilish. Many people mistaken her roles in movies to be her person, she has been given different names, some say she wants to marry because she is pregnant, I asked her if she was pregnant and she said she was in her period that she was going to show me.
So by your words, the wedding is going as planned?
By the grace of God, with all the powers of God. I Elizabeth, I say nothing though I have nobody to assist me, I have God, nothing will stop my daughter's wedding. Let this be a lesson for every woman who doesn't want their husbands to be their husbands. If you don't respect what you have when you lose it you will be crying for nothing because she lost her husband and Mercy took over, so nothing can happen. She has lost her husband, Mercy has taken over, let her go and die.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Nigerian police have succeeded in fishing out where Chelsea football star, Mikel Obi’s father was abducted. His father, Pa Obi was found in the outskirts of Kano today and the kidnappers have since been arrested. Good for them. Thank God the police are working now, may they never cease to fish out more kidnappers and the evil doers from where ever they are hiding in our society